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Tools for Authors: Discounts on Article Processing Charges (APCs)

This libguide provides guidance for authors in support of their scholarship efforts.

Journals that Offer Discounts on Article Processing Charges (APCs)

The Washington University Open Access Resolution, passed in 2011, encourages faculty to make their journal articles freely and easily available to the world community. Publishing journal articles with an Open Access license is one way to promote accessibility. To help support faculty authors, Washington University Libraries and Becker Medical Library have membership status through journal subscriptions to publishers and select journal titles that provide discounted article processing charges (APCs) for open access publications. Other discounts are available for authors with personal memberships to organizations. Faculty authors who are members of organizations that publish journals should check with the journal to confirm discounts or waiver of APCs for members.

Please contact Cathy Sarli if you need assistance with locating Open Access journals for your field of study.

JOURNAL/PUBLISHER

FEE INFORMATION

INFORMATION

WU or WUSM STATUS

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Corresponding authors from a subscriber institution are entitled to a waiver of APCs for works published in ACM publications. (January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022) ACM Open WU and WUSM are subscriber institutions.

American Chemical Society (ACS) Author Choice

Authors from a subscriber institution are entitled to a discount on APCs for open access articles. Additional discounts apply if authors are ACS members.

ACS Author Choice

WU and WUSM are subscriber institutions.

BMJ Case Reports                              

Authors from a subscriber institution (Institutional Fellowship subscriber) are entitled to a waiver of APCs for case reports (including color charges).

BMJ Case Reports Fees      

WU and WUSM are subscriber institutions. The Institutional Fellowship code is: 574186.

Elsevier Journals Corresponding authors from Washington University are entitled to a 25% discount on APCs for open access articles. Eligible titles include Elsevier-owned journals, with the exception of Cell Press and The Lancet, and certain society titles.  (January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022)

Washington University in St. Louis Journal Finder List

Elsevier Discounts on APCs guide

WU and WUSM are subscriber institutions.

International Journal of Developmental Biology

Authors from a subscriber institution are entitled to a discount on APCs for open access articles.

Subscription Information

WU and WUSM are subscriber institutions.

Open Library of Humanities

Authors from a subscriber institution are entitled to a waiver of APCs.

List of journals

WU and WUSM are subscriber institutions.

Policy Press

Authors from a subscriber institution are entitled to a 20% discount on APCs for open access articles.

Open Access options with Policy Press

WU and WUSM authors may use customer number (CU-0028017) to obtain a discount.

Portland Press

Authors from a subscriber institution are entitled to a discount on APCs for open access articles from select journal titles.

Portland Press

WU and WUSM are subscriber institutions.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)

Authors from a subscriber institution are entitled to a discount on APCs for open access articles.

PNAS Open Access Option

WU and WUSM are subscriber institutions.
(2021 site license)

ScienceAdvances (AAAS)

Authors who are AAAS members can enter their membership number to receive a 4% discount on APCs. Only one membership discount is available per APC.

AAAS Licensing and Charges None

Society for Endocrinology Journals

Authors from a subscriber institution are entitled to a discount on APCs for open access articles.


List of Society for Endocrinology Journals

WU and WUSM are member institutions.

For more information: WU: Micah Zeller; WUSM: Cathy Sarli   

Updated July 2021